Where to Buy Black Angel Tree Toppers
For years, we had a beautiful Black angel on top of our tree. I found it one day while searching around at a local department store in my hometown of Muskegon and thought, “Wow, this will be a really great image for my daughter to see for her first Christmas.”
It was the only one in stock at the time and I thought about how lucky I was to find it since I hadn’t seen another one on store shelves in the years since.
Sadly, we had to retire our angel, which started the whole conversation about where we would find the next one. At the time that I originally wrote this post in 2013, there weren’t many options. But since then, there has been some notable growth, although many families are still searching for more options.
Why a Black Christmas Tree Topper Matters
The tree toppers found on store shelves are still not very diverse and tend to be pale and blonde, which doesn’t reflect most families in the U.S.
Because whiteness is still associated with purity and has become so intertwined within American Christianity, there isn’t much available for families that want to put a beautiful brown-skinned angel on the same pedestal.
That often means putting a star on the tree instead. Something I just didn’t want to do.
Stars are great, don’t get me wrong, but there is so much value in children seeing the representation of a beautiful, brown, angelic woman atop our Christmas tree.
And that’s not a piece of imagery that I am willing to sacrifice.
So, obviously, I turned to the internet for options.
Black Angel Christmas Tree Toppers
Even online, the selection is still very limited, but I was able to find several Black Angel Tree Toppers, so I thought I would share them with you.
The links below showcase several gorgeous Black Angel Tree Toppers that you can buy online. Just click each link to browse and find the right angel for your familiy.
- African American Angel Tree Toppers on Amazon.com
- African American Angel Tree Toppers on Etsy
- Black Angel Tree Toppers on Google
If you find any other angels you love or know of someone who creates or sells them, please feel free to leave a link in the comments below. I would love to see what else you find!
Below are just a few of the Black Angel Tree Toppers you’ll find when you search the suggested links above.
This post was originally published on Nov 24, 2013. It has been updated and republished for our current audience.